‘The Last of Us’ May Come To PS4 After All?

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During every console generation transition, there are always a few previous-gen games that consumers hope they’ll get the chance to revisit on their shiny next-gen machines. With the absence of backwards compatibility on the PS4 and Xbox One, the eighth generation is no different.

In the past, games like Halo and Shadow of the Colossus have been brought back to life with HD remakes, but even though it may be fresh in players’ minds, any list of PS3 candidates for a PS4 overhaul would have to include The Last of Us. Despite Naughty Dog’s previous statement that the company had no interest of creating a remastered version of 2013’s game of the year contender, the company isn’t ruling out a PS4 port just yet.

Naughty Dog‘s community strategist Eric Monacelli’s statements regarding The Last of Us on PS4 may have sounded pretty definitive back in October, but his recent reply to a question on the OPM UK blog has a more… hopeful tone.

The Naughty Dog strategist’s reply shifted focus to the upcoming Uncharted project, but didn’t rule out the possibility of a PS4 port for The Last of Us.

“We’re just getting our Naughty Dog engine up and running on PS4 as we work on the next Uncharted project…

“We will see what the future brings! :)”

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It’s nowhere near a confirmation or announcement, but it’s better than nothing for next-gen horror fans who have been searching for a glimmer of hope. We’re happy to see Naughty Dog dedicating the majority of its resources to new projects, but there’s no denying that an HD remake of The Last of Us would be hard to resist. The cinematic gameplay was stunning to begin with on the PS3 and it seems likely that the game would only be more gorgeous (and upsetting) after harnessing the PS4’s power.

The remainder of the press conference focused on the upcoming next-gen Uncharted game and the new The Last of Us DLC, Left Behind. The short trailer for the add-on content revealed that the DLC will take place while Ellie is at a military boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone, prior to the events of the main campaign.

As more and more consumers get their hands on next gen consoles, what are your picks for the games that most deserve a port to the new systems? Is it ever too soon to revisit old classics? Sound off in the comments.


The Last of Us is available exclusively on the PS3.

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Source: OPM

TAGS: Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4, The Last of Us

  • Ajeno

    Yeah, I’d dig that. The ‘Tomb Raider’ polish also. Normally I’d categorise these with remakes of films that are just completely unnecessary, but ‘The Last of Us’ is just a remarkable game. Plus, they may even, you know, fix the AI…

    You know what game I’d want to see as a PS4 redo? ‘Shadow of the Colossus’. Just picture that for a moment. You agree, don’t you?

  • COREY_1993

    i have it on ps3 but this and gta 5 even though i already own them i would buy again for ps4.

    • jimbo

      Think it’ll be a bit better if they added the new dlc to a remade version of it…then I might buy…

      • COREY_1993

        thats a given anyway. even though im open to it i expect extra content like the tomb raider ps4/xo version.

  • vladiator

    Last of us looks amazing on ps3 cant even begin to imagine what it would look like on ps4

  • Joseph

    The Last of Us on 1080p and 60fps. That is the best thing I could ever picture.

  • Kevin

    So what? A HD remake? The game is already in HD, so 720p to 1080p. I’m all for a next-gen upgrade, but I’ll be expecting actual graphical improvement if I plan on a second purchase.

  • boogoo

    I’d buy it again, for sure.

  • http://gamerant.com Rob Keyes

    Of course it’s coming to PS4. So is Gran Turismo 6.

    • Joshua T.

      I wouldn’t count on either on those, to be honest. I guess I’m in the minority, but what does the Last of Us being on PS4 do for anybody? It’s clear that Naughty Dog optimized every bit of the PS3 to have the game running & looking the way it does. Now, a sequel, sure (even though it doesn’t need one, the ending was perfect closure), but not the original. And I believe the creator of Gran Turismo 6 already stated he’s working on GT7 for the PS4, so no go on that either.

  • Joel. monserrate

    I think the game Looks great as is

  • http://facebook connor

    from the lips of an Xbox 360 fan that got a ps4 and never got the chance to play those ps3 exclusives I want to see on the ps4
    infamous 1 and 2
    uncharted 1,2,3
    the last of us
    god of war 3
    kill zone 2 and 3
    metal gear solid 3
    is that to much to ask for these game I don’t expect remastered versions just the games in the PlayStation store

  • matt

    I really hope The last of us comes to PS4. I didn’t own a PS3 and buying one now would be pointless. This game looks amazing and I really want to experience it.

  • Mike P


    I’ve started the petition “Sony Computer Entertainment & Naughty Dog, Inc: Release an enhanced version of “The Last of Us” on the ps4″ and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link:


  • Scizzers

    Having missed out last gen, I’d seriously pay up to $100 for a goty edition. Really hope they do. It’s a no-brainer imo.

  • Jord115

    The Last of Us must come to PS4 this year aswel, just like crystal dynamics have done with Tomb Raider.

  • TheHellAtrippin

    I want it on my PS4 I still haven’t played the game sold my ps3 before it came out and Received my PS4 on launch Day. So I would really really want to see this game come to the PS4 as a HD Remake With all DLC Included on DISK no Key Code DLC … I will buy it when it comes to PS4 otherwise its kinda Dumb to play any sequels of the game tell they fill me in on the other game buy letting me play it ! haha